Vocal Arts

Welcome to the Vocal Arts Area @ KCC.

Here you will find all you need to jump start your academic career in the field of vocal music. Once you have browsed through our website, if you find you still have unanswered questions, please contact Dr. Gerald Blanchard, Director of Vocal Music at 269-965-3931 ext. 2566.  KCC is a student focused institution and our students receive the individualized attention necessary to reach their fullest creative potential.  Thank you and enjoy browsing through our site!

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Our Voice Faculty (Faculty Biographies)

Betty PicardCarmen Bell-SmithMark WellsDr. Gerald J. Blanchard

Betty Picard (soprano) Email

Carmen Smith (soprano) Email

Dr. Mark Wells (tenor) Email

Dr. Gerald Blanchard (baritone)Email

 What We Offer at KCC in the Voice Area

Although our objective is to produce artistry of the highest artistic caliber, this is achieved by focusing on the needs and strengths of each student. Our students benefit from small studio class sizes, individualized attention and a caring, nurturing and supportive creative environment.  Pertinent music curriculum includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Individualized Vocal Lessons
  2. Voice Studio Master Class Sessions
  3. Choral Ensembles
  4. Opera Workshop Ensemble
  5. Student Recitals
  6. Music Theory
  7. Aural Comprehension and Music Reading
  8. Musical Theatre Performance Opportunities
  9. Guest Artist Recitals and Master Class Sessions
  10. Audition Techniques




8/28 -4:00pm Opera Workshop Auditions
9/19- BCCC at Coldwater Apple Fest
10/25- 3:00pm Faculty Artist Recital
11/14- 7:30pm Beethoven’s Ninth w/ BCSO
12/5- 7:30pm Sounds of the Season Concert
12/9- 3:00pm Holiday Tea @ the Manor
12/9- 7:30pm Student Honors Recital


Click here for Full Music Schedule